Zizia aptera

Heart-Leaved Meadow Parsnip

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Description

Zizia aptera, heartleaf meadow parsnip is a less commonly found version of golden Alexander, Zizia aurea. The lacy, flat-topped yellow flowers sit atop two-foot stems in mid-spring. It is distinguished from golden Alexanders by the heart-shaped, toothed basal leaves. This species is native to Illinois and much of central and northern North America, in meadows and rocky soils.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Yellow
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Resistant To Deer, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
4 - 7